of americans that come up behind us and after 24 years in the corps when i retire, i know our defense is well taken care of. good job, sweetheart. excuse me, soldier. >> what do you say, victoria? >> i just want to say that i am so proud of my dad and i'm so proud of myself and that i made it and i'm here to serve and i'm just so proud. >> well, we're all proud of you. i'm going to get choked up here, too. thanks so much for your service and yours as well and you let her join the army. marine. >> hey, what's wrong with the army? all right. all right. >> victoria, congratulations and lieutenant colonel, thanks so much. thanks to all of you for being here and for what you do. we're all proud of you. a quick program note before we say good-bye. nbc news special coverage called "at the brink" continues tonight on "nbc nightly news," some of the most dangerous conflicts around the world and what's at stake for americans here at home. >> all right, lester, please, get home safely. great work over there. we'll see you when you do. have a great day, everyone. bye-bye.